Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
author: Alison Bechdel
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.12
book published: 2006
rating: 5
read at: 2013/08/01
date added: 2014/01/09
shelves: autobiography, graphic-novel, non-fiction
Read this for a writing course I took at work (The Evergreen State College) over the summer. Glad I got a chance to enjoy it. Great artistic technique, notably the contrast between the “cartoonish” style of the main narrative and the occasional bit of realism included as illustrations, usually drawings of photograph. Fantastic narrative styling, moving backwards & forwards in time, examining the author’s relationship with her father, and her father’s identity, from many different angles.

(Plus I had the opportunity to try turning some of an essay I’d written for the class into a page of graphic novel. Note: I can’t draw AT ALL. But it was still a great way to think about narrative, emphasis, etc.)